Courses - Faculty of Arts


Italian

Stage I

ITALIAN 100
15 Points

ITALIAN 100G
15 Points

Introductory Italian Language

Learn basic Italian language structures and communication skills, including common words and basic phrases concerning everyday life. Acquire skills of interacting verbally by asking and answering straightforward questions on familiar topics. The course is delivered through a combination of class instruction and interactive online activities. For students with no previous knowledge of Italian.

Restriction: ITALIAN 106. May not be taken if an equivalent or more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

ITALIAN 106
15 Points

ITALIAN 106G
15 Points

Italian Language for Beginners 1

Students learn to speak, read and write Italian, studying aspects of contemporary Italian society and thought. This course does not count towards a major in Italian. For students with no previous knowledge of Italian.

Restriction: ITALIAN 100. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

ITALIAN 107
15 Points

Italian Language for Beginners 2

Learners further develop lexical, grammatical, cultural and communicative competence, allowing them to prepare for intermediate level grammar and to be operative in social situations requiring a direct exchange of information in the target language environment and areas of immediate need. Meets the standard of Basic User level A2 as set out by the Council of Europe’s Language Policy Unit.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 100 or 106

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

ITALIAN 177
15 Points

Study Abroad 1

Language course taken at an approved overseas institution where instruction is in Italian.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 106

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

Stage II

ITALIAN 200
15 Points

Intermediate Italian Language 1

Develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills to an intermediate level, through practice on a wide range of written texts and current audio-visual material.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 107

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

ITALIAN 201
15 Points

Intermediate Italian Language 2

Continues to develop language skills at an intermediate level.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 200

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

ITALIAN 202
15 Points

Engendered Voices (Texts in Italian)

A critical study of the representation of women's experiences and of issues of gender and culture, through an examination of literary texts and films by Italian women writers and filmmakers. Students will study texts in Italian.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 107

Corequisite: ITALIAN 200

Restriction: ITALIAN 203, 335

ITALIAN 203
15 Points

Engendered Voices (Texts in English)

A critical study of the representation of women's experiences and of issues of gender and culture, through an examination of literary texts and films by Italian women writers and filmmakers. Students will study texts in English. This course does not count towards a major or minor in Italian. Students taking an Italian major or minor should take ITALIAN 202 instead.

Prerequisite: 90 points passed

Restriction: ITALIAN 202, 335

ITALIAN 204
15 Points

Italian Fiction and Cinema

A study of Italian novels, short stories and their adaptation into feature films. Texts are in Italian.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 107

Corequisite: ITALIAN 200

Restriction: ITALIAN 232, 336

ITALIAN 206
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 107

ITALIAN 209
15 Points

Major Themes in Italian Renaissance Culture (Texts in Italian)

An introduction to themes and issues in Italian Renaissance culture. General topics are covered in English but texts are read in Italian.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 107

Corequisite: ITALIAN 200

Restriction: ITALIAN 210, 309

ITALIAN 210
15 Points

Major Themes in Italian Renaissance Culture (Texts in English)

An introduction to themes and issues in Italian Renaissance culture, taught in English. This course does not count towards a major or minor in Italian. Students taking an Italian major or minor should take ITALIAN 209 instead.

Prerequisite: 90 points passed

Restriction: ITALIAN 209, 309

ITALIAN 211
15 Points

Italy on Screen

Highlights Italy's distinctive film tradition from the post-World War II period to the present through the examination of a variety of film genres and filmmakers. Considers the sources, complexities and resonances of these films and the ways in which they refer to historical, social and political issues as well as to cinematic conventions. This course is designed for Italian majors and minors, and will require work in the Italian language.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 107

Corequisite: ITALIAN 200

Restriction: ITALIAN 111, 212

ITALIAN 212
15 Points

Italy on Screen

Highlights Italy's distinctive film tradition from the post-World War II period to the present through the examination of a variety of film genres and filmmakers. Considers the sources, complexities and resonances of these films and the ways in which they refer to historical, social and political issues as well as to cinematic conventions. Lectures are in English, all films are subtitled, and no knowledge of Italian is necessary. This course does not count for a major or minor in Italian.

Prerequisite: 90 points passed

Restriction: ITALIAN 111, 211

ITALIAN 232
15 Points

Italian Fiction and Cinema (Texts in English)

A study of Italian novels, short stories and their adaptation into feature films. Texts are in English. This course does not count towards a major or minor in Italian. Students taking an Italian major or minor should take ITALIAN 204 instead.

Prerequisite: 90 points passed

Restriction: ITALIAN 204, 336

ITALIAN 235
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 107

Corequisite: ITALIAN 200

ITALIAN 236
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 90 points passed in BA courses

ITALIAN 277
15 Points

Italian Study Abroad 2A

Refer to the entry for Language Study Abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

ITALIAN 278
15 Points

Italian Study Abroad 2B

Refer to the entry for Language Study Abroad.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 277 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage III

ITALIAN 300
15 Points

Advanced Italian Language

Builds on the language skills acquired in ITALIAN 200 and 201, focusing on selected topics in more specialised contexts.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201

ITALIAN 301
15 Points

Italian Translation Practice

Designed specifically for Stage III Italian students who have no prior formal experience in translation. The course will develop students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Italian, while introducing a fifth skill, that of translation.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 300

ITALIAN 304
15 Points

Foundations of European Literature (Texts in English)

Examines the founding texts of Italian literature and canonical books of Western culture: Dante’s Divine Comedy, a poetic summary of medieval learning, Boccaccio’s Decameron, a flawless human comedy and Petrarch’s Canzoniere (scattered rhymes), an intense examination of the self which became the model for love poetry in Western literature from Sidney and Shakespeare to the Romantic poets.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in BA courses

Restriction: ITALIAN 302, 303, 305

ITALIAN 305
15 Points

Foundations of European Literature (Texts in Italian)

Examines the founding texts of Italian literature and canonical books of Western culture: Dante’s Divine Comedy , a poetic summary of medieval learning, Boccaccio’s Decameron ,a flawless human comedy and Petrarch’s Canzoniere (scattered rhymes), an intense examination of the self which became the model for love poetry in Western literature from Sidney and Shakespeare to the Romantic poets.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236 or approval from Academic Head or nominee

Corequisite: ITALIAN 300

Restriction: ITALIAN 302, 303, 304

ITALIAN 309
15 Points

Major Themes in Italian Renaissance Culture (Texts in Italian)

An introduction to themes and issues in Italian Renaissance culture. General topics are covered in English but texts are read in Italian.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236

Restriction: ITALIAN 209, 210

ITALIAN 312
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 300

ITALIAN 313
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236

ITALIAN 330
15 Points

Modern Italian Fiction and Drama

Studies in selected fictional and dramatic works of the twentieth century and beyond. It considers the structures, topics and influence of these works and the ways in which they refer to historical, social and political issues as well as to literary and theatrical conventions.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236

Corequisite: ITALIAN 300 or equivalent language proficiency

Restriction: ITALIAN 331, 339, 712, 739

ITALIAN 333
15 Points

Italian Popular Culture

An examination of typical examples of Italian popular culture in the context of critical debates on mass culture.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236

Corequisite: ITALIAN 300

Restriction: ITALIAN 713

ITALIAN 335
15 Points

Engendered Voices (Texts in Italian)

A critical study of the representation of women's experiences and of issues of gender and culture, through an examination of literary texts and films by Italian women writers and filmmakers. Students will study texts in Italian.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236

Restriction: ITALIAN 202, 203

ITALIAN 336
15 Points

Italian Fiction and Cinema

A study of Italian novels, short stories and their adaptation into feature films. Texts are in Italian.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236

Restriction: ITALIAN 204, 232

ITALIAN 337
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236

Corequisite: ITALIAN 300

ITALIAN 338
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236

Corequisite: ITALIAN 300

ITALIAN 355
15 Points

Directed Study

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

ITALIAN 356
15 Points

Directed Study

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

ITALIAN 377
15 Points

Italian Study Abroad 3A

Refer to the entry for Language Study Abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

ITALIAN 378
15 Points

Italian Study Abroad 3B

Refer to the entry for Language Study Abroad.

Prerequisite: ITALIAN 377 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

ITALIAN 379
15 Points

Study Abroad – Internship

Research-informed project based on an internship in an institution or organisation in Italy to gain both academic credit and work experience. Projects will be completed under the supervision of a workplace supervisor and assessed by a University of Auckland academic.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

ITALIAN 700
30 Points

ITALIAN 700A
15 Points

ITALIAN 700B
15 Points

Language Acquisition: Oral and Written Use of Italian

The fundamental skills of reading, writing and speaking in various registers of Italian are taken to an advanced level. All classes are held in Italian.

To complete this course students must enrol in ITALIAN 700 A and B, or ITALIAN 700

ITALIAN 701
15 Points

Special Topic

ITALIAN 702
30 Points

ITALIAN 702A
15 Points

ITALIAN 702B
15 Points

Advanced Italian Translation Practice

Designed for students wishing to develop specific, practical translation skills. Introduces students to issues in translation and offers translating practice in areas of social issues, commerce, law, technology and the media.

Restriction: ITALIAN 322

To complete this course students must enrol in ITALIAN 702 A and B, or ITALIAN 702

ITALIAN 704
30 Points

Special Topic

ITALIAN 709
30 Points

Special Topic

ITALIAN 711
30 Points

Dante

A close study of selected works by Dante, read in the context of medieval history and thought.

Restriction: ITALIAN 302

ITALIAN 713
30 Points

Italian Popular Culture

Examines some typical examples of Italian popular culture in the context of critical debates on mass culture. Among the texts to be studied are: Pinocchio, comic strips and fotoromanzi, an Italian horror movie, Edmondo de Amicis' Cuore, Carlo Fruttero and Franco Lucentini's La donna della domenica and the television series Il maresciallo Rocca.

Restriction: ITALIAN 333

ITALIAN 720
30 Points

Special Topic

ITALIAN 721
15 Points

Special Topic

ITALIAN 730
30 Points

Special Topic

ITALIAN 732
30 Points

Special Topic

ITALIAN 777
15 Points

Study Abroad

Formal study in an approved overseas university where the language of instruction is Italian. Supplementary study at the University of Auckland may be required as part of this course. The final grade will be determined by formal assessment of student achievement by the Academic Head or nominee. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

ITALIAN 778
15 Points

Study Abroad

Formal study in an approved overseas university where the language of instruction is Italian. Supplementary study at the University of Auckland may be required as part of this course. The final grade will be determined by formal assessment of student achievement by the Academic Head or nominee. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

ITALIAN 779
15 Points

Study Abroad – Internship

Research-informed project based on an internship in an institution or organisation in Italy to gain both academic credit and work experience. Projects will be completed under the supervision of a workplace mentor and assessed by a University of Auckland academic staff. Supplementary study at the University of Auckland may be required as part of this course.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

ITALIAN 780
30 Points

ITALIAN 780A
15 Points

ITALIAN 780B
15 Points

Research Project

To complete this course students must enrol in ITALIAN 780 A and B, or ITALIAN 780

ITALIAN 782
30 Points

Research Essay

ITALIAN 792
45 Points

ITALIAN 792A
22.5 Points

ITALIAN 792B
22.5 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in ITALIAN 792 A and B, or ITALIAN 792

ITALIAN 793A
45 Points

ITALIAN 793B
45 Points

Thesis

To complete this course students must enrol in ITALIAN 793 A and B

ITALIAN 796A
60 Points

ITALIAN 796B
60 Points

Thesis

To complete this course students must enrol in ITALIAN 796 A and B

ITALIAN 797A
60 Points

ITALIAN 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio

To complete this course students must enrol in ITALIAN 797 A and B

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